Global Privacy & Cybersecurity

Overview


McDermott’s world-class Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team includes more than 50 privacy and cybersecurity lawyers advising clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

We have extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues. Our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues, data transfers, and privacy compliance under US and foreign laws. We conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Results


  • Advised an international chemicals and specialty materials producer regarding the global implementation of a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance program, including the assessment of current practices, the review and amendment of policies, processes and documentation, and the appointment of a central data protection officer (DPO)
  • Handled a series of large data breaches involving personnel records of employees in the United States and around the world and advised our client on its obligations under the laws of every US state and more than 50 countries; managed communications with the affected employees and various government regulators; and persuaded regulators to forego any claim against our client
  • Obtained a victory before the US Supreme Court in one of the most important recent privacy cases, Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, persuading the Court to hold that self-funded insurance plans are exempt from a Vermont law purporting to compel disclosure of health information to the state

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People


To meet these multi-front challenges, clients need legal counsel with experience, international reach and familiarity with all major national and international regulatory regimes and dispute-resolution forums. With a talented team and depth across our offices, McDermott provides effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide.

Key Contacts


Mark E. Schreiber

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Michael G. Morgan

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Daniel F. Gottlieb

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Global Privacy & Cybersecurity

Insights & Events / Media

United States / McDermott Event / November 2019

Boston, MA / Speaking Engagements / October 17, 2019

San Francisco, CA / McDermott Event / October 15, 2019

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / October 2019

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / October 2, 2019

Washington, DC / Speaking Engagements / April 5, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / March 19, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / February 19, 2019

London, United Kingdom / / December 4, 2018

Brussels, Belgium / Speaking Engagements / November 28-29, 2018

London, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / November 20-21, 2018

Mittelbayerische Germany / November 19, 2018

London, United Kingdom / McDermott Event / November 13, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / November 10, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / November 8, 2018

Legal Tribune Online (Germany) / November 3, 2018

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly / October 26, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / October 25, 2018

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / October 3, 2018

Financial Advisor / October 2, 2018

International News / Fall 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / June 20, 2018

London, United Kingdom / McDermott Event / June 12, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / June 7, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / May 31, 2018

Spear's / May/June 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / May 11, 2018

Special Report / April 25, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / April 25, 2018

Resource Centers / April 2018

Communication Commerce Électronique / April 18, 2018

Communication Commerce Électronique / April 18, 2018

Communication Commerce Électronique / April 18, 2018

Paris, France / McDermott Event / April 10, 2018

International News / April 2018

Webinar / McDermott Event / March 21, 2018

Webinar / McDermott Event / February 28, 2018

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / February 8, 2018

London, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / February 1, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / January 29, 2018

London, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / January 26, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada / Speaking Engagements / January 8, 2018

International News / December 2017

Düsseldorf, Germany / McDermott Event / November 30, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / November 21, 2017

London, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / November 2, 2017

Berger-Levrault / October 2017

San Diego, California / Speaking Engagements / October 18, 2017

On the Subject / October 10, 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / October 6, 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / September 28, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / September 27, 2017

Autonomous Tomorrow / September 22, 2017

Isle of Man, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / September 21, 2017

London, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / September 14, 2017

International News / September 2017

Orange County Business Journal / July 10-16, 2017

London, United Kingdom / Speaking Engagements / July 6, 2017

Webcast / McDermott Event / June 28, 2017

Corporate Law & Governance Newsletter / June 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / May 24, 2017

Los Angeles, California / Speaking Engagements / March 23, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / March 23, 2017

Webcast / McDermott Event / March 22, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / March 10, 2017

Corporate Law & Governance Newsletter / March 2017

Webcast / McDermott Event / March 8, 2017

Corporate Law & Governance Newsletter / February 2017

Special Report / February 8, 2017

Webcast / Speaking Engagements / February 5, 2017

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 25 - 26, 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / January 23, 2017

Corporate Law & Governance Newsletter / January 2017

Publications / December 2016

Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report / November/December 2016

Cyber Security Law & Practice: Volume 2, Issue 4 / April 2016

The Chilling Ransomware Threat Facing Hospitals

On the Subject / April 25, 2016

International News / Winter 2015

Der Betrieb, Issue 49 / December 4, 2015

The Draft Bill Re. the Reform of Temporary Workers and the Contract ...

Unternehmeredition Internationalisierung 2015 / December 2015

Globalization of the Liability? The Liability of Managers does Not Stop at ...

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / September 9, 2015

And They Adhere Yet! - Air Traffic Controllers Strike - Damages v ...

Der Betrieb, Issue 26 / June 26, 2015

The New Law on Collective Unit

Betriebs-Berater, Issue 18 / April 27, 2015

Termination Due to Competitive Activity During a Terminated Employment Relationship

Der Betrieb, Issue 16 / April 17, 2015

No Possibility of Recourse of the Company in Antitrust Penalties

Handelsblatt Rechtsboard / March 2, 2015

Garnishment Dilemma Among Shift Workers

Der Betrieb, Issue 50 / December 12, 2014

Additional Holidays for Older Employees

On the Subject / December 11, 2014

Special Report / December 10, 2014

Der Betrieb, Issue 49 / December 5, 2014

Multiple CBA and Current Legislation

International News / Winter 2014

Intellectual Property Today / December 1, 2014

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Sustains Opposition on the Basis of Fraud

The Review of Banking and Financial Services / December 2014

Handelsblatt-Rechtsboard / November 18, 2014

BAG: Grade 3 Continues to Denote Average Job Performance in Reference Letters

Handelsblatt-Rechtsboard / September 30, 2014

Headscarf Ban in Christian Hospital

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter / August 21, 2014

Data Calling: Mobile Apps, the Explosion of Consumer-Generated Health Information and the ...

Financial Fraud Law Report / July/August 2014

Handelsblatt Rechtsboard-Blog / June 5, 2014

That’s Awesome! - Limits of Competition

Handelsblatt Rechtsboard-Blog / May 27, 2014

Vacation Allowance for Union Members

Special Report / May 12, 2014

Der Betrieb, Issue 16 / April 18, 2014

Agent Without Power of Agency – From Tariff Plurality Back to a Unified ...

Practising Law Institute’s 19th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute / April 2014

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